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kenrenard
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 12/13/12

Loc: Dunmore, PA
Orion revisited new
      #5803392 - 04/16/13 07:10 PM Attachment (28 downloads)

I posted a sketch a few weeks ago of Orion. I had a nice view a few days ago. It won't be long and this treasure will set for the season. I always marvel at Orion it's amazing structure, and elusive detail. One could spend many nights looking at it.

Sketched with XT8 with 18mm explore scientific eyepiece.

Ken


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frank5817
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Reged: 06/13/06

Loc: Illinois
Re: Orion revisited new [Re: kenrenard]
      #5803766 - 04/17/13 12:07 AM

Ken,

Very nice sketch, the star positions for the Trapezium group look very good as does the nebulosity.

Frank


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Aperturefever
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Reged: 12/12/10

Loc: Lake Macquarie, Australia
Re: Orion revisited new [Re: frank5817]
      #5804007 - 04/17/13 06:58 AM

Ken,
This is a great step forward - you've teased out more detail this time around and, as Frank points out, your star positions are good. This is starting to get a real 'at the eyepiece' feel to it. Beyond your sketching improvement - how much better are you observing now that you've been sketching? I reckon it's the best way to improve observing skills.

Edited by Aperturefever (04/17/13 06:59 AM)


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kenrenard
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 12/13/12

Loc: Dunmore, PA
Re: Orion revisited new [Re: Aperturefever]
      #5804018 - 04/17/13 07:15 AM

Thanks guys,
I am noticing more at th eyepiece than before. I have been sketching for a few months and used the Mellish technique for the Orion sketch. I have been working on the Moon the last few nights which is much more difficult for me to show what I see. But I am sure see more detail than a few months ago.

Thanks for the feedback.

Ken


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PeterDob
scholastic sledgehammer


Reged: 07/29/05

Loc: CarĂ¹, Italy
Re: Orion revisited new [Re: kenrenard]
      #5804218 - 04/17/13 09:52 AM

Very nice and realistic sketch, Ken! It's really like looking through the eyepiece. My compliments.

Peter


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kenrenard
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 12/13/12

Loc: Dunmore, PA
Re: Orion revisited new [Re: PeterDob]
      #5804288 - 04/17/13 10:34 AM

Thank You Peter,
I have viewed your site many times and find your sketching to be a great inspiration.

Ken


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niteskystargazer
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 10/05/09

Loc: 41-43'-28" N 87-42'-39" W
Re: Orion revisited new [Re: kenrenard]
      #5804938 - 04/17/13 05:18 PM

Ken,

Good sketch of Orion .

CS,KLU,

,

Tom


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kenrenard
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 12/13/12

Loc: Dunmore, PA
Re: Orion revisited [Re: niteskystargazer]
      #5806154 - 04/18/13 07:07 AM

Thank You Tom for your kind words.

Ken


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